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ECOECO
ECOECO
11 June 2012

V-Lam Hush Laminate Glazing

V-Lam Hush Laminate Glazing
WA

Hi ed, I just asked the local supplier they said the double glazed door cost about 3 times than V-Ham Hush glazed door. That's so…

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ECOECO
Jun 11, 2012 3:20 pm
ECOECO
Zarli
Zarli
11 June 2012

Building in Lower Chittering

Building in Lower Chittering
WA

Hi there, My inlaws built 5 years ago through D ale A lcock up in Lower Chittering. Site costs (and building costs) were large because of the distance and the hard…

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Zarli
Jun 11, 2012 2:31 pm
Zarli
Ainslee
Ainslee
11 June 2012

software to show what a house looks like

software to show what a house looks like
VIC

cool thanks!! :) This is one of the many things that has been niggling at me since we chose the colours in June last year(!). It's been good being on this forum, as it is…

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Ainslee
Jun 11, 2012 1:46 pm
marybond2012
marybond2012
11 June 2012

2-storey home options

2-storey home options
WA

Hi Dakr, I doubt you would find a 2 storey home in Perth for 300m2 in that price range :(. Usually the allowance by council for roof area on a block is 50% that includes…

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marybond2012
Jun 11, 2012 10:41 am
marybond2012
blacklab
blacklab
11 June 2012

How to determine distance to street?

How to determine distance to street?
WA

We brought land in an estate and the garage has to be 6 metres from the edge of the property ( 8 meters from curb) and on a particular side of the house. It would depend…

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blacklab
Jun 11, 2012 9:23 am
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
11 June 2012

Builder asking for slab payment BEFORE slab is laid????

Builder asking for slab payment BEFORE slab is laid????
NSW

This is ridiculous... what would happen if you asked to not pay say the frame progress payment till after lock up??? Pretty sure the builder would be saying no you have to…

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nglbuilder
Jun 11, 2012 2:53 am
dazandstace
dazandstace
10 June 2012

House and Land package

House and Land package
VIC

I would ask your admin person to confirm this for you. I think they purchase items like ovens etc, in bulk and when that lot is gone they have a new lot that maybe a…

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dazandstace
Jun 10, 2012 11:28 pm
dazandstace
nina marie
nina marie
10 June 2012

Saturn Switches

Saturn Switches
NSW

I reckon the white switches look more modern now (still look like glass, rather than white plastic) as the ocean mist colour has been around for a while now. Plus not…

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nina marie
Jun 10, 2012 6:08 pm
nina marie
peterx
peterx
9 June 2012

Building out the back/land titling

Building out the back/land titling
VIC

i know its been a while but if you havent started yet give jim@newwavehomes.com.au a call. town planning drawings should not cost more than 5000 all up for one house. your…

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peterx
Jun 10, 2012 12:23 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
9 June 2012

Which stage is evaporative cooling(on top of roof) built?

Which stage is evaporative cooling(on top of roof) built?
VIC

My one was in before lockup was completed! Although my build is not exactly going in order :)

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theanonyuser
Jun 09, 2012 9:47 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
9 June 2012

V&J's Lisbon 22- New decorating thread pg. 17

V&J's Lisbon 22- New decorating thread pg. 17
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi All, New decorating thread over here .. http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57178

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Victoria_g06
Jun 09, 2012 6:37 pm
Victoria_g06
greenfish
greenfish
9 June 2012

overhead electricity or underground pit

overhead electricity or underground pit
VIC

Personally I think underground is the best way to go. It's safer in fires and so on, and looks much nicer too.

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greenfish
Jun 09, 2012 1:14 pm
greenfish
fmbarleymow
fmbarleymow
9 June 2012

QLD Building Boost Application Documents

QLD Building Boost Application Documents
QLD

Hi, In applying for the QLD Building Boost, can anyone who has done it already, confirm what documents i need to submit? Other than their application form and our…

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fmbarleymow
Jun 09, 2012 11:42 am
matrix47
matrix47
9 June 2012

Eaves and land setback

Eaves and land setback
VIC

A note on setbacks. Sometimes it is not simply a local council matter. In many new developments the setbacks are governed by design rules established by the developers.…

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matrix47
Jun 09, 2012 9:31 am
bashworth
bashworth
8 June 2012

Washing Machine Taps Under Trough

Washing Machine Taps Under Trough
WA

We never turn the taps off and have never had any problem. It might be an issue if the hoses aren't in good condition but thats less likely now they aren't natural rubber

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bashworth
Jun 08, 2012 8:59 pm
bashworth
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
8 June 2012

Just bought land in Cardinia? Help needed.

Just bought land in Cardinia? Help needed.
VIC

I don't live in Cardinia Shire but I think it's a great idea and I wish you well! ::

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JazzyJess
Jun 08, 2012 8:25 pm
gogo65
gogo65
8 June 2012

Buying at the New Rouse Hill (Casuarina)

Buying at the New Rouse Hill (Casuarina)
NSW

All I know is in winter your living/entertaining…

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gogo65
Jun 08, 2012 6:35 pm
gogo65
secur_ed
secur_ed
8 June 2012

How to fence on top of reataining

How to fence on top of reataining

This company do a concrete sleeper retaining wall where colorbond fencing can fixed to the top: http://www.aussieconcreteproducts.com.a ... o-fencing/

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secur_ed
Jun 08, 2012 9:23 am
Nayzv
Nayzv
8 June 2012

Our Lamont 2600 - PCI booked for 01/06/12 :D

Our Lamont 2600 - PCI booked for 01/06/12 :D
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

What a sweet little princess you have, congratulations! brought a tear to my eye. who cares about houses when you have a…

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Nayzv
Jun 08, 2012 8:57 am
Nayzv
CC101
CC101
8 June 2012

Redink - Complete 250 in Harrisdale Green WA

Redink - Complete 250 in Harrisdale Green WA
WA
1, 2

Just wanted to write a further comment for anyone considering building with redink. Since prestart it has been one issue after another with…

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CC101
Jun 08, 2012 1:05 am
gogo65
gogo65
7 June 2012

Site Cost blow out

Site Cost blow out
NSW

Yep, unreasonable, they are taking you for a ride. We have a P class slab, a 600mm step through the house and a 450mm step into garage. Needed 32mpa concrete. 470sqm…

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gogo65
Jun 07, 2012 11:41 pm
gogo65
akashra
akashra
7 June 2012

SUPER URGENT SITE CUT HELP! SE Suburbs Melbourne

SUPER URGENT SITE CUT HELP! SE Suburbs Melbourne
VIC

You want someone to take ~1800 cubes of dirt that doesn't have a certificate to say it's clean fill with under 24 hours notice, for free?

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akashra
Jun 07, 2012 10:29 pm
Dan17179
Dan17179
7 June 2012

Austral- Metropolis Topaz bricks

Austral- Metropolis Topaz bricks
NSW

Thanks for link to your blog Kiki. Bricks look great and I read a few comments regarding the water absorption etc affecting final colour variance. I hope that is true and…

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Dan17179
Jun 07, 2012 7:11 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
7 June 2012

Naming Your House

Naming Your House
WA

There was a thread about this before ... do a search ::wink::

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Mclaren
Jun 07, 2012 3:03 pm
Mclaren
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
7 June 2012

Where to buy shipping containers?

Where to buy shipping containers?
QLD

Here's some of the places I've contacted for…

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waxinggibbous
Jun 07, 2012 3:03 pm
waxinggibbous
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
7 June 2012

Building with AV Jennings in Mt Barker - Yay work has begun!

Building with AV Jennings in Mt Barker - Yay work has begun!
SA
1, 2

wow looks super!!! shame the weather in Adel has been pretty lousy of late :(

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nglbuilder
Jun 07, 2012 4:03 am
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
6 June 2012

Electrical costs on acreage.

Electrical costs on acreage.
WA

Hello, if you decide to go fully solar here are a couple of traps you may not be aware of: After a few years you may find that you are not getting the same output from…

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cenemelectrical
Jun 06, 2012 2:34 pm
CC101
CC101
6 June 2012

Prestart cost for Impressions, Redink, Rossnorth

Prestart cost for Impressions, Redink, Rossnorth
WA

redink light 55 weatherproof light 80 single gpo 55 dgpo 65 weather proof dgpo 115 tv point 100 gas 310 don't know about paving - did not get done through builder

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CC101
Jun 06, 2012 12:44 pm
Oran
Oran
6 June 2012

Anyone building in Oran Park?

Anyone building in Oran Park?
NSW
1, 2

Yeah we also went to di Lorenzo, and we had a similar experience.

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Oran
Jun 06, 2012 11:22 am
Jester
Jester
6 June 2012

Timber floors with quad and fixing stage invoice Qs

Timber floors with quad and fixing stage invoice Qs
VIC

Re: the fixing stage invoice - yes this is fine as they have done the painting in lieu of the fit-outs inside your cabinetry (trust me when I…

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Jester
Jun 06, 2012 10:28 am
Forg
Forg
6 June 2012

Deck in the alfresco

Deck in the alfresco
WA

I think it's hard to say without knowing what the rest of the house is made of & how it's built! :) You will probably want the alfresco floor to be the same height as the…

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Forg
Jun 06, 2012 9:36 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
5 June 2012

Has anyone built a split level house?

Has anyone built a split level house?
VIC

Hi, have a look at Jodge's thread. She has built a gorgeous split level. :D

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Treeseachanger
Jun 06, 2012 12:20 am
jnkbids
jnkbids
5 June 2012

Fireplace with Porter Davis.. .before or after handover?

Fireplace with Porter Davis.. .before or after handover?
VIC

thanks... will price with Porter Davies and Jetmaster and see how much the difference is... worried that it might be too much hassle to do it after handover / mess up the…

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jnkbids
Jun 06, 2012 12:08 am
cinder
cinder
5 June 2012

Builders in Melbourne

Builders in Melbourne
VIC

Hi there, We are building with Highview Homes; one of their designs but we have changed it so much to suit us it may as well be custom. I'm not sure what look you are…

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cinder
Jun 05, 2012 11:38 pm
cinder
builderforlife
builderforlife
5 June 2012

Looking for House and Land in Wyndham vale...need help

Looking for House and Land in Wyndham vale...need help
VIC

Consider them all , at first, then do your homework with past clients and inspect their work.

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builderforlife
Jun 05, 2012 9:52 pm
builderforlife

$500 in sewage and water access fees? Brisbane city council

$500 in sewage and water access fees? Brisbane city council
QLD

Thanks guys, yeah they have been sending our rates to our current address (without us advising them) so I didn't even think about the Urban utilities! Hmmmm we bought a…

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firsttimebuilding
Jun 05, 2012 8:42 pm
CavWallStu
CavWallStu
5 June 2012

Cost of cavity wall insulation?

Cost of cavity wall insulation?
WA

Our builder has now decided that we need to meet the 6 star energy requirements despite me questioning this…

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CavWallStu
Jun 05, 2012 4:35 pm
Northern_Suburbs
Northern_Suburbs
5 June 2012

Granny flat Perth recommendations?

Granny flat Perth recommendations?
WA

Maybe ask for a quote from Hallmark Developments - they build some great houses and have a granny flat example on their website - here is a link:

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Northern_Suburbs
Jun 05, 2012 2:52 pm
Forg
Forg
5 June 2012

Different paint colour for different rooms???

Different paint colour for different rooms???
VIC

We painted our own place during a reno ... different situation, I guess, because the local paint-shop ain't going to give any more of a discount for 20L of one colour than…

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Forg
Jun 05, 2012 11:10 am
Forg
Forg
5 June 2012

Looking to build an American/Euro house in Oz! :-)

Looking to build an American/Euro house in Oz! :-)
NSW

Are there other blocks around? I ask because in NSW there's a "Complying Development" scheme/policy/whatever, all the councils got together with the state gumbyment &…

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Forg
Jun 05, 2012 11:04 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
5 June 2012

gas point to alfresco price

gas point to alfresco price
VIC
1, 2

Ok so in theory if the barbie tips it to the next level the entire run would need to be upgrading hence the variations we are seeing in pricing and I guess the rule of…

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AussieMark
Jun 05, 2012 10:39 am
butterflypond
butterflypond
4 June 2012

Dulux Fiji Sands Render Colour. Has anyone used this?

Dulux Fiji Sands Render Colour. Has anyone used this?
VIC

Haven, do you have a final photo of how it looks? I have selected it for my render colour and am now intrigued to see how it looks

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butterflypond
Jun 05, 2012 12:19 am
dvestate
dvestate
4 June 2012

Do I need Sarking

Do I need Sarking
NSW

I'm guessing if you are fitting the Ducted Air after you have moved in you just tell the installers they need to use the man hole rather than open the roof and throw…

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dvestate
Jun 04, 2012 10:52 pm
shakeandbake
shakeandbake
4 June 2012

Solidity of project homes

Solidity of project homes
NSW

Thanks for all the info guys. Just done a bit more reading, and I think I understand this stuff a bit better now. Structure-wise - use of battens or furring channels,…

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shakeandbake
Jun 04, 2012 10:17 pm
equineaffair
equineaffair
4 June 2012

Build nearly 12 months Late - what to do

Build nearly 12 months Late - what to do
VIC

I have the building period in the contract, yes there are damages, I am able to calculate the delivery date. My issue was this was September 2011. I have not received…

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equineaffair
Jun 04, 2012 5:38 pm
equineaffair
alt0160
alt0160
4 June 2012

Bulkhead above the kitchen cupboards is MDF or Plaster board

Bulkhead above the kitchen cupboards is MDF or Plaster board
VIC

Your building inspector sounds pretty good, have you asked his advice? Personally, I prefer things to be done right first time. Our kitchen cabinetry goes right to the…

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alt0160
Jun 04, 2012 5:09 pm
alt0160
alt0160
4 June 2012

Should you trust your instincts?

Should you trust your instincts?
QLD

Definitely go with your instincts, I was talked out of a few things and I sit there looking at it and adding it to a 'future renovation list.' The most annoying thing is…

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alt0160
Jun 04, 2012 5:02 pm

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